Before the first Rollie Fingers appearance in the major league, he was trained to be a relief pitcher in his minor league career. After impressing numerous scouts, Fingers was called up to the big leagues, were the success didn’t stop. Fingers’ excellence in relief allowed him to gradually increase his annual saves total, finishing with 341 and breaking Hoyt Wilhelm’s record. He played for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, and Milwaukee Brewers.
In 1981, Fingers won both the American League MVP and Cy Young Award. He was named the 1974 World Series MVP. Fingers also won the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award in 1977, 1978, and 1980 with the Padres and in 1981 with the Brewers. In 1992 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He and Wilhelm became the only relievers inducted. In 1999, he placed 96 on The Sporting News list of Baseball’s Greatest Players, and he was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Fingers’ number 34 jersey was retired by the Athletics and Brewers, making him one of only eight players who have had their numbers retired from more than one team.
**Rollie Fingers Speaker**
Fingers’ 17-year career as a relief ace helped raise awareness of the importance of the position in the sport. He was, in essence, a pioneer of the relief position, making a Rollie Fingers speaker appearance an opportunity for your audience to experience an innovative performer in a game that people thought had been figured out for decades.
**Rollie Fingers Appearance**
Imagine Rollie Fingers appearance on a game show! That’s what happened in 1983, when Fingers and four of his family members appeared on an episode of Family Feud. This appearance shows that Rollie Fingers knows how to have a good time and doesn’t take himself too seriously, making a Rollie Fingers appearance a relaxed atmosphere.
**Rollie Fingers Endorsement**
Aside from his pitching ability, Fingers is also noted for his handlebar moustache which he originally grew to get a $300 bonus from Athletics owner Charles O. Finley. His trademark moustache, as well as his down-to-earth personality that endears him many people, helped make him an entertaining and familiar personality in his 16 World Series games. And those attributes still make him a familiar figure today, making a Rollie Fingers endorsement an excellent and memorable advertising tool for your company.
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